I have had this book since the day it was released…seriously…that was October 2019. I will say though, it has jump started my year reading FOR SURE!
Here’s what kinda cool about this book…you COULD read this as a standalone. COULD. I don’t know what kind of monster would, but you could. **This is book two in her Paradise trilogy. See my review for Winter In Paradise here.** Hilderbrand starts this book off nicely (too nicely, I had unanswered questions from the last book that took a few pages to get answered!!!) and gives you enough background on the characters so if you didn’t read Winter In Paradise you wouldn’t be completely lost. How thoughtful of her.
Then she leaves us on another insane cliffhanger…the anticipation for October 2020 is KILLING me. The second half of the book she just builds and builds and builds and then BAM…I will have to wait until the 3rd and final book in this trilogy to find my resolve. Another plus for this book, it’s a quick read. Very fast paced. Easy to follow. Fun.
I honestly am falling in love with the island and with the Steele family. I honestly am hoping they can all find happiness in what has been their crazy life. Quick backstory, they found out their father/husband was living a double life and had a whole different life down on the island. We’re talking mistress and child. Yeah. The kicker is, no one really knew what he was doing with his job and now the FBI is involved and woooo weeee. It is a wild ride. Now we even get to read the diary the mistress had written…I’m telling you, this is addicting stuff.
5 stars because I love being tortured apparently, haha. It is no secret I love Elin Hilderbrand and seriously, this trilogy is life. What makes it more fun is there’s a group of us at work who were just given then first book to read and we had no clue it was a 3 book read…so we’re all tortured together. And in case you’re dying to know, as soon as I can, I will have book 3 pre-ordered 😉 and maybe even schedule a “doctor appointment” on that day so I can stay home from work and just READ!
Title: What Happens In Paradise
Author: Elin Hilderband
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Chick Lit, Mystery
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Find it here on Goodreads